Orion Platform 2016.2 Release Notes
Release Date: September 28, 2016
- Orion Platform 2016.2 New Features
- Orion Platform 2016.2 Fixed Issues
- Orion Platform 2016.2 Known Issues
- Orion Platform 2016.2 End of Support
- Legal Notices
Agents for Linux-based computers
This release of SolarWinds Orion extends Orion agent to monitor Linux systems. This agent provides monitoring to Linux-based application on premises or in the cloud using multiple template and component monitor options. Easily deploy the agent through multiple options by adding a node, mass deployment for agents, command line, and from a Linux package repository. The Orion Agent supports multiple Linux distributions including versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, and Amazon Linux AMI.
This release of SolarWinds Orion Platform features almost instantaneous, automated failover to a secondary server to ensure continuous monitoring when a component failure occurs. SolarWinds High Availability (HA) provides failover HA for your environment maintained through the Orion web console. Easily create an HA pool, update your secondary server, and activate HA in your current Orion environment.
Web-based License Manager
Easily add, activate, and manage Orion product licenses through the web-based License Manager. Accessing the License Manager on your main polling engine, you can monitor and update full product and evaluation licenses for your main poller, additional pollers, additional web servers, stackable pollers, and high availability pools all through one page. The License Manager also provides automatic online and offline modes for managing licenses. Add and manage evaluations with ease, including HA.
New APE and AWS upgrade installer
When you upgrade your additional polling engine (APE) and additional web server (AWS), you will use a new unified Scalability Engines Installer that upgrades all of your updated modules with one installer. This new lightweight installer is far faster for upgrading your APE and AWS than installing one module at a time! Some customers have reported a greater than 400% reduction in the amount of time it now takes them to upgrade their Additional Polling Engines and Additional Web Servers.
You download the installers through the Orion Web Console:
- For the APE installer, click Settings > All Settings > Polling Engines.
- For the AWS installer, click Settings > All Settings > Web Console Settings.
Web-based SSH terminal
Open an SSH connection to your devices using the Management resource of your nodes in the Orion Web Console. With a click, an SSH client opens a remote connection using the assigned poller as the jump host to the destination server, Linux host, switch, router, firewall, or other SSH-capable system.
- Added support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2. Not all products that install with Orion Platform 2016.2 support TLS 1.1 or 1.2. For more information, see TLS Compatibility with Orion Core Products.
Orion Platform 2016.2 fixes the following issues.
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|The Worldwide Map resource displays without the Mapquest notifications.|
920560, 1013825, 1052808,
Alert actions trigger when you choose to alert only when multiple objects meet the trigger conditions at the same time.
|1003653, 1011487, 1005787||You can open the Orion Web Console shortcut as a non-administrator.|
|1012549, 1040462, 1042804||You can edit multiple nodes' properties without impacting the saved SNMP v3 credentials.|
The Top CPU by Percent resource shows data for Cisco ASR 9010 devices.
|1005743||Custom SQL filters are not case sensitive.|
The Configuration Wizard now installs all services and the Orion Web Console loads after an upgrade.
Menu bars are not sent when emailing a report as HTML.
|990493, 1039347||Duplicate and edit alerts with reset actions.|
You can view graphs in scheduled reports after you configure the Orion Web Console for SSL.
|1029471, 1037482||Restrict access to areas of the menu bar and views.|
You can select Default for Object type in Network Atlas.
Filter the "Top XX Volumes by Disk Space Used" resource by caption.
Improved how charts and graphs are displayed in the PDF output of reports.
|1016211, 1004847, 1009082, 993024, 100588, 1012554||Improved upgrading with saved SNMP v3 credentials.|
|1003240||Top navigation menu in NOC views does not overlap with the view content.|
|992570, 1038932, 1025297||When integrating SolarWinds products with ServiceNow, alerts generate correctly without object reference errors.|
|1045304, 1015785||The Orion Web Console does not hang when managing alerts or alert maintenance.|
|989718, 1000003, 1003398, 1008094, 1015258, 1038560, 994777, 1004330, 843652||
Send multiple reports at the same time and send reports that were copied and modified from another report without errors.
|1028086, 1005787, 1003653, 1011487, 1016920||You can install and open the Orion Web Console from the shortcut without the following error: "The credentials supplied to the package were not recognized."|
|1020916||Web pages sent through the Email A Web Page alert action are sent as a PDF to preserve the same styling and appearance as in your browser.|
|1012349||Use the "Time of Day" and "Hour of Day" options to restrict the report to business hours.|
|1015855||Improved the UI around the Time of Day portion of alert actions.|
Agent deployment to host without a /tmp directory
Issue: Agent deployment may not succeed if Linux host does not have a /tmp directory.
Work-around: Rerun the agent deployment to properly complete the deployment.
Account limitations for Windows group accounts
Issue: Accounts that are added as part of a Windows group account do not respect menu or view restrictions.
Work-around: Individually add accounts.
The Advanced Alert Manager and Basic Alert Manager applications are deprecated features and will be removed in an upcoming release. The web-based Alert Manager replaces this functionality.
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